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Festivals, fairs, restaurant weeks and other food events are great ways to get to know a destination's culinary specialties. Find information, articles and resources on the best food and wine events -- and how to plan your trips to include them.
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  3. Summer Culinary Events (8)
  4. Winter Culinary Events (11)

New Years Eve Dinners and Parties 2010
Your 2010 New Year's Eve celebration should certainly include a very special dinner before that champagne toast at midnight. Restaurants and hotels all around the country plan special menus and parties for the big night, but how to choose where to make your reservation? Here, top picks for great places to ring in the new year with delicious...

The Best Labor Day 2011 Food and Wine Events
A culinary calendar of Labor Day 2011 food, wine and beer events in North America, including Sundance Food & Wine Festival, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, Kerrville Wine & Music Festival, Taste of Madison, the Okinawan Festival.

The Vendy Awards in Flushing, Queens
The Vendy Awards is a very popular afternoon cook-off between the best sidewalk vendors (also known as street carts or food carts) in New York City.

Food & Wine Events
Whether you're interested in the gastronomy scene in a particular region, a certain type of food or drink, or getting a chance to rub shoulders with fellow foodies (and often celebrity chefs), there's a food festival or event out there that's right for you.

Hawaii Food Event Calendar - Spring-Summer 2011
At Hawaii's many food and wine events, talented local chefs bring their expertise to the island's natural bounty, producing food with a distinct cultural flair. Here's a list of culinary events scheduled for May through August 2011.

Food & Wine Events Calendar
Food events and festivals are a great way to to get to know a particular category food or a destination. Here's a chronological listing of food events and festivals around the United States.

Cheese Festivals & Events
As the art of cheesemaking is perfected in the United States, the number of cheese-focused events and festivals is on the rise. Here's a calendar and guide.

New York City Restaurant Week 2011
Twice a year, New York City's best restaurants offer special menus that give you a chance to sample their cuisine -- without the hefty price tag. Here's what to expect.

California Wine Events Search Engine
Find wine events in California with this search engine, which lets you search by region and by event type -- auction, competition, barrel tasting and more.

Brewery and Beer Festival Locator
A comprehensive guide to breweries, beer pubs, beer festivals and home brew shops in the United States and abroad.

Beer Festival Attack Plan
How to get the most out of your next beer festival.

How to Taste Beer
A guide to get the most out of each beer glass you lift.

Monthly Beer Festival Calendar
Where to find beer festivals month-by-month, in the United States and beyond.

Cocktail & Spirits Events Calendar
From absinthe to whiskey, whatever your favorite spirit, there's sure to be an event celebrating it. Check out this monthly calendar of cocktail and spirits events.

The Best Food Festival and Food Events Calendar, 2010-2011
Looking for the best food festivals and food events to put on your travel agenda? From cooking classes with celebrity chefs, to wine tastings...

The Best Food Festivals, Food Events and Wine Tastings -- Your Favorite Food...
Every month, there are dozens of fantastic food festivals, food events and wine tastings all around the world. What's your favorite? Let us all...

Restaurant Week, October 2010
A growing number of cities host a Restaurant Week -- an event that lasts a week or sometimes longer, in which area restaurants offer a prix-fixe menu for dinner, and often lunch, at an agreed upon price. October 2010 Restaurant Weeks happen in Lost Angeles, for DineLA Restaurant Week, as well as Santa Cruz, Albany, NY, Western New York,...

Day of the Dead Food and Recipes: Sugar Skulls, Bread and More
The Day of the Dead, or Dia de Las Muertos is one of Mexico's most important holidays, and one that comes with several sweet food traditions. It's celebrated November 1st and 2nd. Where to go to see sugar skulls and eat Day of the Dead Bread, in Mexico and the United States, and the best recipes to make at home.

Wine Festivals 2011-2012
A wine festival offers a convenient way to taste a lot of different wine in one place. How to find wine festivals, and an overview of top wine festivals including Disney's Wine Festival, New York City Wine & Food, New York City Wine & Food Festival, South Beach Wine & Food Festival, in Florida, Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival in California...

Bocuse D'Or: Global Cooking Competition
The Bocuse D'Or is an international cooking competition that happens every two years in Lyons, France. The next Bocuse D'Or is January 2011. It's considered the world's most prestigious cooking contest. The Bocuse D'Or initiated the era of live cooking competitions, and is the forerunner for shows like Iron Chef and Top Chef. Learn how the...

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